This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

pea flowers

tall telephone flowers piselle pea
snap pea flower capucijner bud
My peas have lots of blossoms. From top left: Tall Telephone, Pisello Nano, Sugar Sprint snap pea and the pink bud is a Capucijner pea. I think these will open tomorrow! Always exciting to see these beautiful flowers.

Pisum sativum


Anonymous nottryingforaboy said...

Beautiful pictures!

Can I ask you a question? Do I need to stake peas? I only have 2 and I have no idea what kind they are because they were sent home with my daughter from preschool. It was cute, they had a different seed in each finger of the glove with a wet cotton ball. They hung them on the window at school and were sent home as seedlings.

I've never grown peas though and I"m not sure what to do.

I just started reading your blog the other day and I love it.

June 11, 2008 10:06 PM

Blogger kathy said...

How exciting! I remember growing corn seeds that way as a child.

I would plant them outside in the yard in a sunny spot. There are several types of peas, tall and short. Some are 1 foot tall some are 6 feet tall. The most common garden ones are the shorter ones, about 2 feet tall. Even with the shorter ones it is nice to give them something to climb on. A tree branch works good. Maybe you can find a small branch and if they seem to be outgrowing this later you can add a taller branch.

Make sure they have sun and water them once a day.

Maybe they are sweet peas and will have pretty colored blossoms! They grow about 4-5 feet tall I think. Or maybe they are eating peas with white blossoms. Fun to see! Good luck.

June 11, 2008 10:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Lakewood flowers

June 12, 2008 3:12 AM


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